I sometimes forget that the terms/language I use may not be understood by other teachers. I have been talking to students for quite a few years but did not really stop to think, or ask, whether or not the teachers were really listening as well. We have a page explaining CC and listing place to find CC resources on our website (and a copy on a wiki). The CC site and the CC Australia site is are good resources. We show students how to find CC images even when using Google as well and the CC search page. The last blog post I wrote about CC was last year after I talked about a tool that you can use when choosing a license for work that you have created.
Today I was asked to explain what “Creative Commons” means by a colleague. After I explained it I thought that I had better put up a few more visuals to assist everyone in trying to understand the concept.
I have a few posters but I like this one as a starting point. It is very simple and so a good place to start.